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  • Prosecutors Are Reading Emails From Inmates to Lawyers

    07/23/2014 6:04:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 22 July 2014 | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
    The extortion case against Thomas DiFiore, a reputed boss in the Bonanno crime family, encompassed thousands of pages of evidence, including surveillance photographs, cellphone and property records, and hundreds of hours of audio recordings. But even as Mr. DiFiore sat in a jail cell, sending nearly daily emails to his lawyers on his case and his deteriorating health, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn sought to add another layer of evidence: those very emails. The prosecutors informed Mr. DiFiore last month that they would be reading the emails sent to his lawyers from jail, potentially using his own words against him. Jailhouse...
  • How Cuomo's anti-corruption Moreland Commission fell apart

    07/23/2014 8:58:05 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    © 2014 Syracuse Media Group All rights reserved ^ | July 23, 2014 at 9:36 AM | By Teri Weaver | tweaver@syracuse.com
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his top staff thwarted efforts by an investigatory commission to uncover political corruption and expose campaign finance loopholes because the panel... got too close to the governor's own politics... Cuomo's top aide, Larry Schwartz, interfered with the commission's attempts to investigate campaign spending for a media company that the governor also used....the commission's executive director reported back to Schwartz while its staff grew increasingly suspicious and frustrated that the governor's office was meddling in the investigations. The commission developed a list of promising targets, including a lawmaker suspected of using campaign funds to...
  • Cops: 'Vicious' pit bull attacks owner, kin in Town of Wallkill

    07/23/2014 7:17:37 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 34 replies
    Copyright © 2014 Local Media Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ^ | Published: 2:00 AM - 07/23/14 | By Richard J. Bayne
    <p>TOWN OF WALLKILL — Darren Gardner said it happened suddenly late Sunday afternoon: He heard a yelp and saw his 3-year-old pit bull, Supreme, with his mouth around his granddaughter's face.</p> <p>Gardner said he managed to get the dog off the girl; he ordered the animal onto the floor, but, he said, the dog had "snapped," and what followed was a series of vicious attacks that left Gardner with wounds to both forearms and his left leg as he put himself between the dog and his wife and granddaughter, then lured the dog out into a hallway.</p>
  • Cuomo’s Office Hobbled N.Y. State Ethics Inquiries

    07/23/2014 3:18:51 AM PDT · by docbnj · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | 23 Jul 2014 | Susan Craig, Wm. Rashbaum, Thos. Kaplan
    An investigation has found that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s aides deeply compromised the panel’s work, objecting to any inquiries about groups tied to Mr. Cuomo.
  • Separate Entrances for Rich and Poor in Heavily Democratic NYC District

    07/22/2014 11:34:03 AM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com: Big Government ^ | 7/22/14 | William Bigelow
    Over the weekend, New York City, defying those who think such a move is insulting to the poor, approved a move by the developer Extell to build a separate entrance at an Upper West Side condominium for its affordable housing tenants.
  • Mysterious White Flags Fly Over Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 8:18:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 7/22/14 | By JOSH MARGOLIN (@JoshMargolin) , MARK CRUDELE, and COLLEEN CURRY
    The mysterious appearance of two large white flags flying over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City this morning has the city scrambling to figure out why they were put there.... It is unclear why they are there and who put them there, authorities said.
  • White flags flying from Brooklyn Bridge, cops probe breach ( NYC )

    07/22/2014 7:51:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 22, 2014 | Natasha Velez and Larry Celona
    In a stunning security breach, the giant American flags at the top of both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by white flags overnight, cops said. The two new flags appear to be American flags that were painted over white — the traditional symbol for “surrender” — and were flying Tuesday morning from both towers. ... The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit will is replacing the white flags with American flags as they set up a crime scene
  • Christie doesn't plan to campaign for Astorino, says he doesn't 'invest in lost causes'

    GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) -- Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday he doesn't have plans to campaign for New York's Republican candidate for governor because he doesn't campaign for candidates he doesn't think can win. Christie was in Greenwich, Connecticut, to raise cash for GOP candidate Tom Foley when he was asked whether he planned to spend any time campaigning in New York, where Republican challenger Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive, trails incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo by a large margin in public polls. "You know, I will spend time in places where we have a chance to...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,July 21-25,2014

    07/21/2014 11:32:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
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  • Court rules it's ‘reasonable use of force’ for parents to spank their kids (NY)

    07/21/2014 10:17:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, July 20, 2014, 10:28 PM | Dareh Gregorian, Ryan Sit, Erin Durkin
    Watch your butts, kids—a state appeals court says it’s OK for parents to spank them. In a ruling Wednesday, the state Appellate Division found that a Long Island father’s spanking of an 8-year-old boy “was a reasonable use of force.” A Suffolk County Family Court judge had determined last year that the father of the boy had abused his son “by inflicting excessive corporal punishment.” The father allegedly spanked the child with an open hand as punishment for cursing while they were at a party at friend’s home back in 2012, the appeals court ruling says. …
  • Obama says Biden would make 'superb' president: New Yorker

    07/21/2014 9:30:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 7/21/14
    ...Obama said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether his vice president or potential rival Hillary Clinton would want to endure another campaign for the White House, a media report on Monday said. Obama, in an interview with the New Yorker, said Biden "has seen the job up close, he knows what the job entails. He understands how to separate what’s really important from what’s less important. I think he’s got great people skills. He enjoys politics, and he’s got important relationships up on the Hill (in Congress) that would serve him well."
  • TLC Wrongly Accused Hundreds of Being Illegal Cabbies in Past Year

    07/21/2014 8:51:14 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 19 replies
    DNA Info ^ | 7/21/2014 | James Fanelli, Rosa Goldensohn and Gustavo Solis
    NEW YORK CITY — Kareeal Akins still gets chills thinking about the long, frigid walk home that he and his then-pregnant wife were forced to make this past winter after the city seized his car. At about 9 p.m. on Jan. 24, he drove his white 2002 Honda Accord from his Sheepshead Bay apartment to the corner of Church Avenue and Ocean Parkway in Kensington to pick up his wife, Natalie, from her friend’s home. He remembers pulling up to the intersection, his wife getting into his car and then a vehicle behind them flashing its sirens. It wasn’t police...
  • Housing undocumented children at Blossom South Nursing Facility

    07/21/2014 7:51:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    WHEC-TV Rochester NY ^ | July 21, 2014 | By: Rebecca Fath
    A growing issue capturing headlines across the country is now back in the spotlight in Rochester. Monday morning, Mayor Lovely Warren will be briefed on the possibility of the former Blossom South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center housing immigrant children. According to statement from City Hall, members of Warren's staff were contacted by representatives of the owner of the former nursing home. They asked if the City had any interest in getting behind an idea to turn the complex into a home for kids in the U.S. illegally and without their parents. When Mayor Warren was asked about the issue last...
  • Rangel gets payback on teachers union, boosts charter schools

    07/20/2014 12:09:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 5, 2014 | Carl Campanile
    Hell hath no fury like a congressman scorned. Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel is giving the teachers union a lesson in political retribution for snubbing him and endorsing his rival Adriano Espaillat for Congress, sources said. Rangel is hitting the union where it hurts — by vigorously supporting non-unionized charter schools. The unions have been fighting desperately to stop or slow down charter-school expansion. “The congressman was disappointed the UFT [United Federation of Teachers] dumped him for Espaillat. I see Charlie speaking out more forcefully on the charter-school issue,” said a Rangel ­insider. “He doesn’t have to be concerned about offending...
  • Rock slide damages NY train tracks, halts service

    07/19/2014 9:00:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    AP ^ | Jul 19, 2014
    Tumbling rocks north of New York City have damaged a stretch of train tracks in the nation's second-largest commuter rail system, suspending service and leaving hundreds of passengers without rides. ... The rock slide is the latest headache for a railroad recovering from two major accidents and myriad service disruptions. In December, a Metro-North Hudson Line train derailed in the Bronx, killing four passengers and injuring more than 70 others. In May 2013, a train heading east from New York City to New Haven derailed and was hit by a westbound train outside Bridgeport
  • NY Gov. Cuomo launches new third party to promote late-term abortion

    07/19/2014 4:47:46 AM PDT · by topher · 112 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Fri Jul 18, 2014 - 4:39 pm EST | Ben Johnson
    ALBANY, NY – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday he would form a new third party in the state centered around his late-term abortion expansion program. The formation of the Women’s Equality Party, which is designed to further the Democrats' national “war on women” campaign theme, was announced at a gala on Thursday.
  • Staten Island DA looking into death of dad of six after NYPD cop put him in chokehold (Update)

    07/18/2014 4:12:56 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 113 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/18/2014 | BY LAURA DIMON , ROCCO PARASCANDOLA , LARRY MCSHANE
    --SNIP-- This comes as two NYPD officers were yanked off the street Friday as cops and the Staten Island district attorneys investigated the stunning death of a suspect placed in a banned chokehold. The officers were slated for desk duty pending completion of the probe into Thursday’s death of Eric Garner, 43, as he was brought down by five NYPD officers outside a Tompkinsville beauty parlor. “Loss of life is always a tragedy,” said Police Commissioner Bill Bratton at a City Hall news conference. “Nobody began the day with the expectation it would end the way it did.
  • OBAMA COMING TO NEW YORK TONIGHT FOR FUNDRAISERS

    07/17/2014 4:32:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    WABC-TV New York ^ | July 17, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is traveling to New York City Thursday for two campaign fundraising events during a national transportation tour. He is scheduled to attend one event for the Democratic Party and another for the House Majority PAC, which tries to help Democrats win House seats. They are being held at separate private homes in Manhattan and are closed to media coverage. Obama will spend about five hours in the city, arriving at Kennedy airport at 4 p.m., then heading to the fundraisers. He will return to the White House just after 9 p.m.
  • GOA Chides Rep. Maloney for Foolish Comments

    07/17/2014 4:08:46 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 5 replies
    Dun Owners of America ^ | July 17, 2014 | Erlich Pratt
    Rep. Maloney has called for Capitol Hill law enforcement to investigate GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt for saying that the Second Amendment is “for restraining tyrannical tendencies in government … especially those in the liberal, tyrannical end of the spectrum.”alt Maloney then falsely claims that Pratt was “glad” about actual threats that were made against her personally. All of this stems from the recent hit piece by Rolling Stone on Second Amendment groups -- an edition which has prompted pro-gun websites, like The Truth About Guns, to describe the articles about GOA and NRA as being “riddled with misinformation, mischaracterization...
  • Bishop: Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse ready to welcome migrant children

    07/17/2014 2:11:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Post-Standard (NY) ^ | July 17, 2014 | By Mark Weiner
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse "stands at the ready" to help temporarily house migrant children from Central America who are awaiting deportation hearings, Bishop Robert J. Cunningham said today. In an open letter to the community, Cunningham said the Diocese of Syracuse would be a willing partner to help take care of the children. The U.S. Department of Health and Human services is considering former convents and the former Maria Regina College owned by the Sisters of St. Francis on Syracuse's North Side as a potential site for temporary housing. Cunningham said he is aware that...
  • Voters should not make engineering decisions

    07/16/2014 11:20:36 AM PDT · by thackney · 19 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 16, 2014 | Chris Tomlinson
    Denton late Tuesday night became the latest jurisdiction to announce a referendum on a drilling technique, joining Colorado and New York in allowing voters to decide where hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas may take place. This a deeply worrying trend that mixes misinformation with a not-in-my-backyard attitude that too often ignores science, engineering and the nation's need for energy. In many ways, though, the drilling companies and state regulators have themselves to blame for public outrage by failing to quickly and transparently address the concerns of local residents. First, let me say I've spoken to a lot of people...
  • Pit bull owner's mother says kids provoked Syracuse dog attack that injured 2

    07/16/2014 9:42:01 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    © 2014 Syracuse Media Group All rights reserved ^ | July 16, 2014 at 12:04 PM | By Jacob Pucci | jpucci@syracuse.com
    <p>Syracuse, N.Y. -- Two were taken to a nearby hospital with dog bite wounds after they were attacked by a pit bull this morning.</p> <p>Elizabeth Whitehead, of 211 Pattison St., has been taking care of her son's dog, Chaos, since he's been in jail.</p>
  • University at Buffalo Paid $275,000 for Hillary Clinton Speech ('presidential' teleprompter)

    07/16/2014 9:25:56 AM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | Philip Rucker
    When Hillary Rodham Clinton agreed to address the University at Buffalo, the largest campus of the State University of New York system, she negotiated a few requirements in addition to her pay of $275,000. The potential 2016 presidential candidate's agent requested that the university provide "a presidential glass panel teleprompter and a qualified operator," that Clinton's office have "final approval" of her introducer and the moderator of any question-and-answer session, as well as "the sets, backdrops, banners, scenery, logos, settings, etc," and that the topic and length of the former secretary of state's speech would be at her "sole discretion."...
  • Cuomo says 'we don't get tornadoes' in NY, but we've had at least 417

    07/15/2014 10:36:09 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies
    The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY ^ | 07/15/14 | By Glenn Coin
    Syracuse, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters last week that the rare deadly tornado that struck Madison County on July 8 was part of a "new normal" of extreme weather. "We don't get tornadoes in New York, right? Anyone will tell you that," Cuomo said at a news conference July 8 in Smithfield, where the tornado struck. "Well, we do now." In fact, we always have. Since the federal government started keeping a tally in 1950, New York has had at least 417 tornadoes. That's an average of seven per year. "For him to say we don't get tornadoes...
  • New York to offer free lunch to all middle-school students

    07/14/2014 4:09:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Mineral Wells Index (TX) ^ | July 9, 2014 | By Henry Goldman
    New York's $75 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that began last week includes the first step toward offering free lunch for all 1.1 million students, expanding a program now reserved only for the city's poorest children. Starting in September, the city will spend an additional $6.25 million a year so that all 177,000 students in the sixth through eighth grades will qualify for free breakfast and lunch. By expanding the program, advocates seek to eliminate the shame and embarrassment that keep many children who qualify for the free lunches from receiving them.
  • Teenage Girls Go Gaga for (Republican Representative) Michael Grimm

    07/14/2014 3:28:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | Judy Kurtz | July 14, 2014
    A group of teenage girls are apparently gaga for Rep. Michael Grimm, according to a series of Twitter posts ahead of a Sweet Sixteen birthday bash attended by the embattled New York Republican. Grimm was one of the guests at the birthday festivities last weekend, according to Business Insider. In tweets captured by the news website, a gaggle of teens appear to be excited about the prospect of the congressman attending the shindig. “I’m gonna dance with him all night and make him fall in love with me,” one of the messages, which have been deleted, said. Another Twitter user...
  • What Happened to This Wheelchair-Bound Veteran in a Lowe’s Store Is the Best Thing You’ll Read Today

    07/14/2014 3:07:27 PM PDT · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-14-2014 | Gina Cassini
    Above: Employees of the nightshift at Lowe’s in Staten Island, New York - David, Marcus and Souleyman - get to work.by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsVeteran Michael Sulsona had been waiting on a new wheelchair from the VA for years. But as with so many vets suffering under scandalous conditions in the VA system, he got nowhere. His wheelchair was rickety and always seemed on the verge of collapse. Then one day it did exactly that-- right when he was shopping in a Staten Island-area Lowe's. But what happened next That’s when three strangers stepped right in to help...
  • NYC creates ID card so 500K illegal immigrants can get services

    07/14/2014 11:15:20 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 7/11/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a measure that creates a municipal identification card that can now be used by illegal immigrants to access government services, rent an apartment and open a bank account. “Today we’re living up to our highest ideals, and today we’re saying that no one should be left out,” said City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, calling the signing of the bill into law an “historic” moment, the New York Daily News reported. Ms. Mark-Viverito, along with fellow council members Carlos Menchaca and Daniel Dromm — all Democrats — said the new ID...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM, July 14-17, 2014

    07/14/2014 10:21:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | July 14-17, 2014 | Sean Hannity
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  • Hancock Air Base drone protester sentenced to 1 year in jail

    07/14/2014 4:57:11 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies
    © 2014 Syracuse Media Group All rights reserved ^ | on July 11, 2014 at 1:25 PM | By Jacob Pucci | jpucci@syracuse.com
    A grandmother of three was sentenced to one year at the Onondaga County jail Thursday in DeWitt Town Court after she was found guilty of violating an order of protection while protesting at Hancock Air Base. Mary Anne Grady-Flores, 58, of Ithaca, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt on Feb. 13, 2013 after an order of protection was issued, barring Grady-Flores from going near Col. Earl Evans, the mission support group commander at the 174th Attack Wing of the New York Air National Guard, on Oct. 25, 2012. The protection order was valid for one year... She went to trial...
  • The 4 NYC teachers banned from classrooms who rake in millions

    07/13/2014 4:04:51 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/13/2007 | Susan Edelman
    Three of the city’s longest-running “rubber room” teachers have raked in more than $1 million each for a decade of not working in classrooms, and a fourth is paid a top salary — $100,049 a year — not to teach. The Foul Four — who beat sexual-misconduct charges — can’t be fired by the Department of Education because they are entitled to job protections under state tenure laws, which require “due process.” Educators are entitled to a trial with an independent hearing officer who decides whether any misconduct warrants termination.
  • Reporting Rape, and Wishing She Hadn’t

    07/13/2014 1:09:50 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 41 replies
    © 2014 The New York Times Company ^ | JULY 12, 2014 | By WALT BOGDANICH
    he was 18 years old, a freshman, and had been on campus for just two weeks when one Saturday night last September her friends grew worried because she had been drinking and suddenly disappeared. Around midnight, the missing girl texted a friend, saying she was frightened by a student she had met that evening. “Idk what to do,” she wrote. “I’m scared.” When she did not answer a call, the friend began searching for her. In the early-morning hours on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in central New York, the friend said, he found her — bent...
  • New York Young Republicans Censor Article on Gay Flag Flying At U.S. Embassies

    07/11/2014 11:48:11 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 7 replies
    TCS News ^ | July 12, 2014 | William Michael
    Nevermind for the moment that I have been posting – for the last year or so – sourced, circumstantial evidence that the United States has a dirty deal with Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood, and by extension, IS[IS]. Nevermind that I provided sourced evidence that NATO contracts with heroin smugglers for the Taliban, through the Pakistani National Logistics Cell. I was asked by the President of this club to self-censor, and remove the article. I received an email requesting this, but was not near a computer. By the time I got home, at which point I could respond to the...
  • Bloomberg: Colorado Gun Recall Towns So Rural, They Don’t Have Roads

    07/12/2014 7:05:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | July 10, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    In what may come as a surprise to residents of Colorado Springs and Pueblo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t think those cities have roads. Bloomberg told Rolling Stone that he was “sorry” about the recalls of two state senators last year over the Democratic state legislature’s gun-control laws, but added that their districts were so “rural” that, “I don’t think there’s roads.” “In Colorado, we got a law passed. The NRA went after two or three state senators in a part of Colorado where I don’t think there’s roads,” said Bloomberg in the interview published online Wednesday....
  • AP Acts As If Only Dems Have Problems With Bloomberg's Ridicule of Two Colorado Cities ( No Roads )

    07/11/2014 6:07:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 11, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    In what appears to be an act of leftist self-defense, an unbylined story at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, describes certain Colorado Democratic politicians' crticisms of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg over recent "off-base remarks about two of its cities," but noted no reactions from Republicans — who are genuinely outraged, as opposed to arguably trying to cover their political tracks. ... Bloomberg told Simon Vozick-Levinson that in recent recall elections in the Centennial State, "The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don't think there's roads. It's...
  • Watch New York man get arrested by three cops for asking a simple question (VIDEO's)

    07/11/2014 3:18:40 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 68 replies
    Rare ^ | July 11 2014 | Richard Thompson
    Video released last weekend shows Ryan Conklin of Monroe County, New York, being detained by three police officers for simply asking a question. Conklin recounted his trip to a Henrietta Hots restaurant with a friend to blogger Davy V., recalling how he noticed three Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies inside the restaurant and decided to ask them a question. “I simply asked three Monroe County Sheriffs, why they all were all at Henrietta Hots when it is a busy holiday weekend, and I suggested they be split up and police the area, taking staggered breaks,” Conklin said. “During the full discussion,...
  • 40% of Federal Criminal Cases in 2013 Were in Districts on Mexican Border

    07/10/2014 5:27:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 10, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Whether measured by the number of criminal cases filed by U.S. attorneys or the number of guilty verdicts they ultimately secured in cases in U.S. district courts, 40 percent of the federal crimes documented by the Justice Department in fiscal 2013 took place in the five U.S. court districts (out of the total of 94 U.S. court districts) that sit on the U.S.-Mexico border. These five U.S. court districts contiguous with the Mexican border were also the five where the largest numbers of individuals were convicted of federal crimes in fiscal 2013. In the Western Texas district alone--which saw more...
  • Bloomberg Disses Rural Colorado: 'I Don't Think There's Roads' in Colorado Springs or Pueblo

    07/10/2014 4:08:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg scoffed at rural Colorado’s reaction to gun control during an interview with Rolling Stone in this month’s magazine, suggesting that only the parts of the country without even the most basic components of civilization would be opposed to more gun control. Bloomberg was asked about the successful recall races of Democratic State Senators in response to the strict gun control legislation passed in the state. “The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don't think there's roads. It's as far rural as you can get,” he said. ......
  • Two men arrested after flying drone near GWB (near NYPD chopper near George Wash. Bridge)

    07/10/2014 1:11:05 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 8, 2014 | Shepard Smith, Jonathan Hunt
    Transcript: Shep Smith: Police in NY arrested two people for flying a drone over the George Washington Bridge not far from a police helicopter. The cops say the drone came within 800 feet of one of the police choppers before the pilot of the drone turned it away to avoid. Jonathan Hunt: One of the cops in this NYPD helicopter noticed some lights approaching just after midnight on Monday...on closer inspection he noticed those lights were actually a drone. Apparently the chopper pilot thought he needed to take evasive action to avoid being struck by that drone. He then followed...
  • Breaking News - Gun Confiscation Has Begun In NY!!! Must Watch!!

    07/10/2014 6:57:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/09/14 | Van Prepper
    Gun confiscation has started in NY. This video highlights two cases out of NY state where guns are being confiscated under the NY SAFE Act.
  • De Blasio: Municipal I.D.’s Will Force Congress’ Hand on Immigration

    07/08/2014 8:35:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    observer.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | Will Bredderman
    Mayor Bill de Blasio tonight called for cities nationwide to follow New York’s lead by creating municipal identification cards for all residents, regardless of immigration status–which he argued would eventually force the Republican-run House of Representatives to pass controversial immigration reform measures. Speaking at the convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens–a Latino advocacy organization–Mr. de Blasio argued that cities across America should pick up his administration’s liberal drumbeat, especially on immigration issues. The mayor predicted that the GOP-controlled Congress would continue to block efforts to grant legal status and a path to citizenship to the 11 million-plus...
  • Court Calls Out Angry Atheists for Near Supernatural Claims Against the Ground Zero Cross

    07/07/2014 8:35:59 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    ACLJ.org ^ | 7/7/14 | Matthew Clark
    From day one, angry atheists have made outlandish claims about the Ground Zero Cross – the two intersecting steal beams in the shape of a cross that was found in the wreckage of the World Trade Center following 9/11. Not only have they made these absurd claims in public (calling it “offensive and repugnant”), they’ve made them in federal court. Now a federal appeals court is calling them out and demanding they provide a rational explanation as to how their “offense” constitutes a constitutional claim. When the American Atheists first filed their lawsuit in state court seeking to have the...
  • Yankees fan caught sleeping on TV sues ESPN, MLB for $10 million

    07/07/2014 4:41:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 7/7/14 | Troy Machir
    A New York man who was caught sleeping at a recent Yankees game against the Red Sox on ESPN is filing a $10 million defamation suit against broadcasters Dan Shulman and John Kruk for their "avalanche of disparaging words," according to the New York Post. Andrew Robert Rector admitted that he "briefly slept" while in attending the April 13 game between the A.L. East rivals, and when ESPN cameras caught him sleeping during the fourth inning, the Sunday Night Baseball announcers launched into what he described as an "unending verbal crusade" against him, with their "vituperative utterances" redistributed on the...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM, July 7-11, 2014

    07/07/2014 10:53:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | July 7-11, 2014 | Sean Hannity
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  • There’s no God-given right to live in NYC

    07/07/2014 8:15:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07/07/2014 | Kyle Smith
    One thing we know about Mayor de Blasio is that he’s serious about creating affordable, quality housing for all New Yorkers. “This is literally the largest and most ambitious affordable-housing program initiated by any city in this country in the history of the United States of America,” de Blasio declared when he announced his “five-borough, 10-year plan” in May. “It is the largest, fastest affordable-housing plan ever attempted at a local level,” he added, vowing to “change the face of this city forever.” Hear that kids? Your rent worries will soon ease. Great news! I wonder if the new promise...
  • Court Calls Out Angry Atheists for Near Supernatural Claims Against the Ground Zero Cross

    07/07/2014 1:54:59 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    ACLJ - The American Center for Law and Justice ^ | Jul. 3, 2014 1:52 PM | Matthew Clark
    From day one, angry atheists have made outlandish claims about the Ground Zero Cross – the two intersecting steal beams in the shape of a cross that was found in the wreckage of the World Trade Center following 9/11. Not only have they made these absurd claims in public (calling it “offensive and repugnant”), they’ve made them in federal court. Now a federal appeals court is calling them out and demanding they provide a rational explanation as to how their “offense” constitutes a constitutional claim.
  • Reagan Republican Honors Ground Zero Mosque Imam

    07/06/2014 6:30:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | July 3, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    President Ronald Reagan’s former National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane recently honored Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, tainting his former boss’s legacy in so doing. Making matters worse is that Abubaker Y. Ahmed Al Shingieti, the Vice President of the organization that hosted the event was for years a high ranking henchman in Sudan’s terrorist regime and is today a stealth jihadist who leads a Muslim Brotherhood front group. Last year, it was reported that McFarlane may have illegally represented the government of Sudan and that the FBI seized documents in a raid of his apartment. One of the...
  • When Beliefs and Facts Collide

    07/05/2014 8:16:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/05/2014 | Brendan Nyhan
    Do Americans understand the scientific consensus about issues like climate change and evolution? At least for a substantial portion of the public, it seems like the answer is no. The Pew Research Center, for instance, found that 33 percent of the public believes “Humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time” and 26 percent think there is not “solid evidence that the average temperature on Earth has been getting warmer over the past few decades.” Unsurprisingly, beliefs on both topics are divided along religious and partisan lines. For instance, 46 percent of...
  • Asians Bleed a Lot: Racial Violence in Rochester (Thousands attacked--Media Silent)

    07/03/2014 5:46:12 PM PDT · by equalator · 38 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 7-3-2014 | Colin Flaherty
    The former police chief, James Sheppard, who is black, told the Democrat & Chronicle the immigrants will “eventually acclimate” to their new “harsh environment.” "Any time you have an immigrant group come in they stand out, particularly in your depressed neighborhoods," Sheppard said. "They may dress different, they may talk different, they tend not to fight back and so that just made them easy victims, easy to identify and the fact that they didn't call police that just made it happen more often."
  • Violence plagues Ithaca on 4th of July

    07/04/2014 6:27:05 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies
    Thursday night was no celebration for Ithaca Police, who responded to multiple reports of violence throughout the city. At around 12:06 a.m. Friday, Ithaca Police responded to a report of a 25-year-old Ithaca man who was severely beaten with a baseball bat in the city.... At around 12:15 a.m. that same night, police were called to the Holiday Inn on Cayuga Street to respond to a physical dispute... Later that night, just after 1:30 a.m., Ithaca Police got a report of shots fired in the 600 block of Chestnut Street. Police say two people were driving when a person shot...